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2012
Mar
18
 
 
Mary's back! "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" gets a major cable showcase when it hits Hallmark Channel April 1 with a 10-hour welcome marathon. Here's a clip from the classic "Chuckles Bites the Dust" episode: Mary, who's been chiding her WJM newsroom co-workers for joking about the death of the TV clown, finds herself broken up in an entirely different way at his funeral. - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
17
 
 
Some long-gone shows are even better than legend has it. Here's one -- "My Living Doll", the 1964 sitcom starring Julie "Catwoman" Newmar as a robot, with Bob Cummings as her would-be minder. Newmar's deftly innocent mis-takes on human behavior prove enduringly delightful as My Living Doll hits DVD this Tuesday. - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
15
 
 
Brideshead Revisited, Upstairs Downstairs, Pride and Prejudice, The Jewel in the Crown, The Forsyte Saga, Moll Flanders, Cranford and I, Claudius -- if just the titles make you sigh, then public TV has the program for you. It's The Story of the Costume Drama, a too-short hour survey of great moments in British period miniseries over the past 50 years. (Check local listings for March airings.) - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
13
 
 
Do we buy Ashley Judd as an ex-CIA agent kicking ass to get her kidnapped son back? Click above to watch the first act of ABC's new series "Missing" before its Wednesday 10 p.m. ET premiere. One thing's for sure: It doesn't start slow. - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
8
 
 
Think about this the next time you consider driving through rising water: Japan Tsunami: Tales of Terror (Thursday at 9 p.m. ET, TLC) offers the testimony of a driver -- and footage from his on-board camera -- of being hit by the tsunami last March that also devastated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
7
 
 
You wouldn't necessarily expect to connect Modern Family patriarch Ed O'Neill to late martial arts icon Bruce Lee. But surprise! There's an impact. All is explained in the film I Am Bruce Lee (Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET, Spike), also featuring Kobe Bryant, Manny Pacquiao, Mickey Rourke, Taboo, Jon Jones, Gina Carano, Paul Rodriguez (the skateboarder), and more. - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
5
 
 
Whoa. It's been 30 years since John Belushi died of a drug overdose on March 5, 1982, at the age of just 33. One of Saturday Night Live's breakout regulars at its 1975 premiere, he's a big reason the show is still airing today. Here's one of Belushi's TV classics -- mimicking eccentric '60s soulman/Woodstock act Joe Cocker...right next to Cocker, in 1976. - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
2
 
 
It's almost worth sitting through PBS pledge drives just to see the great music specials they bribe us with. This weekend, it's Big Band Vocalists with Peggy Lee, June Christy, Perry Como, the Andrews Sisters, and many more. (Check local times, but here are a few on Saturday: New York's WNET/13 at 8 p.m., Philadelphia's WHYY/12 at 6 p.m., Chicago's WTTW/11 at 7 p.m.) Also this weekend on public TV stations: Superstars of '70s Soul (check listings). - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
1
 
 
You knew we'd have to post this -- former Monkees heartthrob Davy Jones' legendary 1971 appearance on The Brady Bunch. Kiss-o-rama! (There's plenty more Davy online, but we decided to skip his Dr. Phil appearance.) - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
29
 
 
It's less than 4 weeks now until Mad Men starts Season 5 on AMC March 25. But where did the Emmy-winner leave off oh-so-many months ago? Jon Hamm and friends remind us about the show's "unanswered questions." - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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